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- A level reforms devalue important practical skills says science education community
The science and education community joins calls to the Minister for School Reform, Nick Gibb MP, to rethink changes to the assessment of Science A-Level practical work.
- DfE publishes KS4 Programme of Study
The Department for Education has now published the final science key stage 4 programme of study which is set out in the revised national curriculum framework.
- Working together for primary school science
In a joint statement today the Association for Science Education and Primary Science Teaching Trust reaffirm our commitment to continue to work in partnership to support primary science teaching in schools.
- Getting the best results from your practicals? Launch of a new practical hub at ASE Annual Conference 2015
Learn new techniques and fresh ways of doing practicals. Come along to our first ever practical hub at our January conference. The area is supported by AQA and CLEAPSS and will be the home of ‘all things practical’ during the conference.
- Lack of funding for practical science in Scottish schools
New research published today, finds that pupils in state schools in Scotland are not being provided with the science equipment and resources to meets the demands of the curriculum and that teachers are insufficiently supported to teach science.
- Win a visit for 2 to Eurospace Belgium
Attendees at the ASE Yorkshire conference this month will have the chance to win an expenses paid trip to Eurospace Belgium.
- New tweet-up for technicians #ASEtechs
Join Phil Wilson (@floorphillaz) and the ASE Technicians Committee for the first dedicated twitter chat for technicians on 5 November at 8pm. The first topic for the chat will be about the important role of technicians in schools.
- Teaching controversial issues - Experts advise teachers not to remain neutral
ASE and KCL ran a successful pilot series of webinars looking at sometimes controversial science subjects including evolution and climate change. The webinar resources have now been made available to download.
- Discovers what's on at Annual Conference 2015
The Annual Conference is our flagship event to bring ASE members together to discover and share inspiring ideas and resources. Across four days, ASE hosts over 300 CPD sessions presented by teachers, leading scientists, researchers and education organisations. Alongside this formal programme of sessions there are lots of valuable opportunities for more informal professional and personal development through the science resources exhibition, drop-in activities and the chance to share experiences with teachers from across the UK and beyond.
- Concert with American Star celebrates music and astronomy
‘This day has created music worthy of the universe!’ Cameron (aged 14) comments on the performance from Beth Nielsen Chapman of her grammy nominated children's album last night in Daventry. She was accompanied by 60 young musicians in concert. The ASE is delighted to be involved in this unique project jointly celebrating astronomy and music.